Mario Benedetti

1920 - 2009

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Mario Benedetti Farrugia (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo βeneˈðeti] ; 14 September 1920 – 17 May 2009), was a Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet and an integral member of the Generación del 45. Despite publishing more than 80 books and being published in twenty languages, he was not well known in the English-speaking world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Benedetti has received more than 470,665 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Mario Benedetti is the 1,382nd most popular writer (down from 1,262nd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Uruguay (down from 15th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Uruguayan Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 470k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

La tregua
Language readers, Fiction, General
Gracias por el fuego
Primavera con una esquina rota
Gracias Por El Fuego
Political persecution, Persecuciones poli ticas, Fiction
El amor, las mujeres y la vida

Page views of Mario Benedettis by language

Over the past year Mario Benedetti has had the most page views in the with 535,035 views, followed by English (50,242), and Portuguese (17,646). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Quechua (171.30%), Macedonian (41.78%), and Catalan (34.54%)


Among writers, Mario Benedetti ranks 1,382 out of 7,302Before him are Seymour Hersh, Viktor Suvorov, Robert Browning, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, and Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué. After him are Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Aleksandr Kuprin, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad al-Farahidi, Mahadevi Varma, and Rodolphe Töpffer.

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Among people born in 1920, Mario Benedetti ranks 84Before him are Dorothea Binz, Maurice Bucaille, Frank Sheeran, Gottfried Böhm, Mehdi Ben Barka, and Peter D. Mitchell. After him are Hans Blumenberg, Henri Verneuil, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Jaan Kross, Franklin J. Schaffner, and Karl Albrecht. Among people deceased in 2009, Mario Benedetti ranks 55Before him are Natasha Richardson, Pavel Popovich, Sergey Mikhalkov, Edwin G. Krebs, Achille Compagnoni, and Israel Gelfand. After him are Takashi Takabayashi, Sverre Fehn, Toni Sailer, Ingemar Johansson, Susan Atkins, and Vyacheslav Tikhonov.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Mario Benedetti ranks 22 out of 444Before him are José Gervasio Artigas (1764), Diego Forlán (1979), José Santamaría (1929), Pedro Rocha (1942), Alberto Suppici (1898), and Obdulio Varela (1917). After him are Jules Laforgue (1860), Edinson Cavani (1987), Pedro Petrone (1905), Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (1945), Pablo Dorado (1908), and Roque Máspoli (1917).

Among WRITERS In Uruguay

Among writers born in Uruguay, Mario Benedetti ranks 3Before him are Comte de Lautréamont (1846), and Eduardo Galeano (1940). After him are Jules Laforgue (1860), Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), Horacio Quiroga (1878), Jules Supervielle (1884), Delmira Agustini (1886), Cristina Peri Rossi (1941), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892), Ida Vitale (1923), and José Enrique Rodó (1871).